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Rural women are forced to creative alternative livelihoods to overcome poverty and unemployment in the Western Cape, Free State and Northern Cape, according to about 100 delegates at a recent Right...
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What is the future of farm workers in South Africa? From the experience of the past 20 years, it looks grim indeed. Nearly 1 million people were forcibly evicted from white-owned farms in the first ten years of democracy, and jobs were lost at an alarming rate. In the horticultural sector,...

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Innovative approaches and renewed commitments from all sectors are needed to foster gender-equitable and inclusive business and land related agriculture investments

Can land and agricultural investments yield positive results for impoverished and marginalized rural...

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Late last year, I took part in a scoping study of sugarcane outgrowing at the Kilombero Sugar Company in south-eastern Tanzania. The study is part of work by Future Agricultures on impacts of various models of agricultural commercialisation. Kilombero Sugar is a ‘nucleus–outgrower’ model, with...

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